September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel earn national tourism awards

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau earned top tourism marketing honors in the nation, with a Destiny award from the U.S. More...

Literacy Week under way in Lee

The week of Sept. 8-12 has been designated as Literacy Week at the Lee County Library System. More...

Edison State College hosts record number of students

Edison State College kicks off a new school year with the largest student population in the college's 48-year history. More...

Sunstream Hotels & Resorts plans job fair for new resort

SunStream Hotels & Resorts will put on a job fair to begin staffing its new luxury resort in Cape Coral, The Resort at MarinaVillage. More...

Lee County's Talking Books Library is on the move

The Lee County Library System's Talking Books Library will be leaving its current location in North Fort Myers and moving to the new Northwest Regional Library in Cape Coral. More...

Fewer passengers using international airport

During July, 492,063 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 2.1 percent compared to July 2008. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.6 percent over the same period last year. More...

VA Clinic hosts info fair for veterans and families

The Fort Myers VA Clinic will be hosting a Welcome Home Informational Fair for service members, veterans, family and friends of those serving in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday, Sept. More...

Flu season approaches: Pointers on staying well

Flu season is coming up, and even now cases of H1N1 — the Pandemic Flu — are appearing. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

the minister of groove

DRUMMER ZORO FEATURED AT THE PHIL'S PERCUSSION SUMMIT

For Zoro, it's always been about the beat. As far back as he can remember, he was always intrigued by rhythm. More...

Art from the Florida Watercolor Society arrives

Award-winning watercolor artist, teacher and president of the Florida Watercolor Society, Kathyrn Bostwick, has immersed herself every day over the last three years, planning the 2009 exhibition of the Florida Watercolor Society. More...

BEACH READING

'Home Boy' By H.M. Naqvi (Random House, $23)

The days that follow Sept. 11, 2001, are fraught with desperation and chaos for 20-year-old Pakistani Chuck and his bon vivant friends AC and Jimbo. More...

Real estate experts say we may have hit bottom

Home sales approaching record in Lee County

Realtors and industry experts in Southwest Florida say we may be finally looking in the rear-view mirror as sales numbers rise in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties and prices continue to plummet to a 10-year low. H. More...

Gala celebrates Edison, marks Ford's birthday

The Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation's ninth annual signature fundraising event, The Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation Gala, will be held Friday, Nov. 6, on the grounds of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Don't be fooled by fake collectibles

Ever been fooled by a fake or fantasy collectible? It can happen to anyone, even experts. Two Ohr pottery vases recently were withdrawn from a sale at Sotheby's, the prominent New York auction gallery. More...

Florida State League honors Miracle 'diamond cutters'

Grounds crew receives Municipality Award

Florida State League President Chuck Murphy has announced the 2009 Florida State League Sports Turf Crew Awards and once again the opposition loves the home of the Miracle. More...

Free Audubon program scheduled on CREW's habitat, flora and fauna

Brenda Thomas, an environmental education specialist for the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, will present the Sept. 17 program for Audubon of Southwest Florida. Her program will focus on CREW's habitat, flora and fauna. More...

Sip in Style Fashion Show returns to Bell Tower

The popular Sip in Style fashion show returns to Bell Tower Shops on Thursday, Oct. 1. More...

Nature series continues at Lovers Key State Park

The Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) will present "Island Under the Stars," hosted by the Everglades Astronomical Society. More...

Business News

Making the leap to a new career

"'You're the kind of guy that knows how to take a hit and keep on rolling,' the chef who worked at The Morgan House in 2004 said after I lost my job at a restaurant in South Fort Myers. More...

FineMark Bank opening brokerage division

Fort Myers-based FineMark National Bank & Trust will begin offering brokerage services in October. More...

Plato and investing

MONEY & INVESTING

Ancient Greek philosopher Plato helped transform education and thought more than 2,400 years ago. His contributions still resonate in the ivory towers of today's institutes of education. More...

Real Estate News

Homebuilder buys remaining Mediterra properties

The Bonita Bay Group and Naplesbased luxury home builder London Bay Homes have reached an agreement in principle, subject to final documentation, on the sale and purchase of the remaining 50 single-family and villa home sites in Mediterra, the upsc More...

'Quick-delivery' homes available at The Reserve

Toll Brothers has released for sale a new quick-delivery home — the San Rio — at The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes being developed on Estero Parkway. More...

Bar Association to offer free foreclosure workshop

The Lee County Bar Association will sponsor a free monthly foreclosure and bankruptcy workshop for the public from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Florida Rural Legal Services, 3210 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. More...